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Genetic Improvement for Fruits & Vegetables Laboratory
Stommel, John
Research Geneticist (Plants)
john.stommel@ars.usda.gov
301-504-5583
10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE
BLDG. 010A, RM. 245, BARC-WEST
BeltsvilleMD20705

Mission:
The mission of the Genetic Improvement of Fruits and Vegetables Laboratory is to develop germplasm for high value small fruits and vegetables with improved disease resistance, tolerance to abiotic stresses, quality, and nutritional value. The major objectives of the laboratory are to 1) enhance germplasm of specialty focus crops for the specific traits of interest, integrating conventional and molecular technologies to increase breeding efficiency; 2) contribute to understanding the genetic basis of fundamental processes underlying host-pathogen interactions and apply that knowledge to crop improvement; and 3) develop and optimize novel disease management strategies. Specialty focus crops include strawberry, blueberry, cranberry, blackberry, raspberry, potato, tomato, pepper, and eggplant.

  Northeast Area
    Beltsville, Maryland (barc)
      Beltsville Agricultural Research Center
      Genetic Improvement for Fruits & Vegetables Laboratory
People:
Adams, Kristia
(609) 726-1590

Biological Science Lab Technician
Castro-Lopez, Patricia
(301) 504-6498

Visiting Scientist
Delong, Karl
(207) 764-4681

Agricultural Science Research Technician (Plants)
Die-Ramon, Jose
(301) 504-6654

Visiting Scientist (Chemist)
Dumm, Judith
(301) 504-5583

Biological Science Lab Technician
Dyer, Brent
(207) 764-4681

Biological Science Lab Technician
Edmonds, Philip
(301) 504-6498

Agricultural Science Research Technician (Plants)
Ehlenfeldt, Mark
(609) 726-1590

Research Geneticist (Plants)
Enns, John
(301) 504-5588

Horticulturist
Frazier, Karen
(301) 504-7405

Biological Science Lab Technician
Haynes, Kathleen
(301) 504-7405

Research Geneticist (Plants)
Jones, Richard
(301) 504-8395

Research Plant Pathologist
Kozlov, Mikhail
(301) 504-6242

Biological Science Lab Technician
Larson, Jessica
(301) 504-6571

Office Automation Assistant
Lewers, Kimberly
(301) 504-6768

Research Geneticist (Plants)
Manzoor, Mariam
(301) 504-6712

Biological Science Aid
Martin, Robert
(609) 726-1590

Biological Science Lab Technician
Moravec, Brian
(301) 504-5356

Biological Science Lab Technician (Plants)
O`donnell, Avery
(207) 764-4681

Biological Science Lab Technician
Ogden, Elizabeth
(301) 504-7088

Horticulturist
Perez, Frances
(301) 504-7507

Biological Science Lab Technician (Biochemistry)
Polashock, James
(609) 726-1590

Research Plant Pathologist
Rowland, Lisa
(301) 504-6654

Research Geneticist (Plants)
Slovin, Janet
(301) 504-5629

Molecular Biologist
Stommel, John
(301) 504-5583

Research Geneticist (Plants)
Last Modified: 8/27/2016
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